The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will on Friday, March 28, open a Book of Condolence in memory of fallen Liberian journalist Jerome Toe at its Clay Street headquarters in Monrovia.
The Book will be opened at 11 am, and the Union is calling on media practitioners and members of the public to turn out to sign in memory of the fallen journalist.
Jerome passed off Sunday night (March 8) at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, following a brief illness.
The PUL described the death of Toe as a serious blow to the journalism profession in the country.
PUL President Abdullai Kamara described Jerome as one dedicated to journalism, as he was prepared to work both in print and electronic journalism, noting that his absence leaves a great vacuum in the media of our country.
Prior to opening the New Nation Newspaper, Jerome worked with the state-owned Liberia Broadcasting System.
According to the family, his remains will be removed from the Abraham Roberts Funeral parlor in Gardnersville at 8 am on Saturday, March 29 and taken to the St. Edward Catholic Church in Logan Town for funeral services. Burial takes place in Caldwell, outside Monrovia.
In another development, all members of the PUL are cited to a Mass Membership Meeting at 1pm on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Union’s Headquarters on Clay Street.
The meeting is in accordance with Article 13 of the PUL’s Constitution.
The meeting will discuss Progress of Union to date since December with several issues including the Union’s 3-year strategic plan, headquarters project, Collective Bargaining Agreement and Member Drive.
D Kaihenneh Sengbeh